This carte de visite type photograph from the 1860/70’s of John and Hannah Lovell from Hampshire was in desperate need of restoration. The paper itself was very fragile, the image fading and the finish on the print had almost disintegrated.
Happy to say, we were able to rescue it !
This one was a personal project of Steve’s, a photograph of his father during his national service in Cyprus.
This was the only surviving picture of him wearing a plaster cast and was in extremely poor condition.
We decided to crop the original borders as they were the most damaged part of the photograph and didn’t hold any important elements.